Issues in Gay Life

The first public high school for gay students opens this fall in New York City. Bravo is set to debut a new gay reality TV show. And in two different public opinion polls, support for same-sex marriage goes up... and down. Join host Neal Conan to discuss the legal and cultural indicators on gay rights.


Eric Marcus
*Author of several books on same-sex issues, including Making Gay History: The Half Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights (HarperPerennial, paperback, 2002)
*Co-wrote Breaking The Surface: The Autobiography of Greg Louganis (Plume/Penguin, 1996)

Anthony Pare
*Chair of department of Integrated Studies in the School of Education, McGill University

Diane Werts
*Reviewer and Columnist for New York Newsday

Copyright © 2003 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 2003 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.